Vermonters can now renew their driver’s licenses while practicing social distancing.
A new online renewal service through Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles comes during the new coronavirus pandemic and Governor Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. Scott also ordered the DMV in March to transition to online, mail and phone transactions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Governor’s Office said in a news release. The DMV suspended all in-person transactions on March 18.
COVID-19 is the official name of the disease related to the coronavirus that first started to affect people at the end of 2019. Vermont reported its first positive case of COVID-19 in early March.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and breathing trouble. Most develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can be fatal.
License renewal notices will still be mailed to all license holders, and they will include the website for the new online renewal service, the news release stated.
Online license renewals will be processed by the DMV and the data will be transmitted to a printing facility. Vermonters will receive the new license or ID in the mail 7 to 10 business days after the DMV submits information to the printer, the news release stated.
The online renewal form can be found at mydmvlicense.vermont.gov. Online support is available through the DMV website.
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